HC Deb 30 March 1925 vol 182 c923

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how it is proposed to disburse the £21,000 allocated for sundry political expenditure in Arabia; and if he will state the reason for the increase of £16,060 in this Vote for the year 1925–26?


As the hon. Member will see from the details given in Sub-head G of Part 3 of the Middle Eastern Estimates, the sum of £20,000 has been included in order to meet the possibility of compensation becoming payable in connection with agreements pending with neighbouring Arab rulers. The payment will not in any case be a recurring one, and if the agreements referred to are not satisfactorily concluded it will not be made at all.